The AOC C24G1 and its bigger siblings, the C27G1 and the C32G1, aim to offer strong contrast and vibrancy performance combined with a high refresh rate for a stunning gaming experience. This new series will compete with the likes of MSI’s MAG monitors which are widely considered as an excellent alternative to TN based monitors which gives us more options for competitive gaming. Here is a sneak peak of the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 which are scheduled for a July and August release this year.
AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 Specifications
- Screen Size: 24 Inches(C24G1), 27 Inches (C27G1), 32 Inches (C32G1)
- Resolution:1080p FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 144hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Stand: Height -Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity:HDMI 1.4 x 1, DisplayPort 2 x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5mm Jack
Design and Features
The aesthetics on the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 have drastically improved over the drab looks of previous models. The chassis is still finished in matte black with red accents, but the new design now looks sharper and sleeker. Like the G-Series monitors, this new breed includes a dual stage borderless design composed of a panel border and a plastic outer layer.
The rear panel of the housing also faced a redesign which we would gladly give a two-thumbs up. The only gamer-centric details you will find are the red accents arranged in an X orientation on the edges. This model is shaping up to be the best looking AOC monitor we have seen to date.
The C in the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1’s model name denote the 1500r (C24G1) and 1800r (C27G1 and C32G1) curvatures of the design. A few years back, most would dismiss curved monitors as a marketing ploy or cash grab, but some enthusiasts swear by its benefits and advantages. Curved displays offer a feeling of envelopment, but it also brings the edges closer to your view.
The three monitors will also ship with a fully ergonomic stand and V-shaped base that provides tilt, swivel, and height adjustments. You can also remove the armature to reveal VESA bolt holes, in case mounting is warranted by your setup.
Connectivity is pretty standard on the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1’s down-firing I/O layout. You get DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and a VGA connector for legacy devices. The slots are neatly tucked under the monitor’s bulge to make it easier to shoot the cables into the hole on the stand’s upright.
Display and Performance
The AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 will include a 24-inch, 27-inch, and 32-inch curved VA panel respectively. All three models will have a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and a 4ms response time. A 3000:1 contrast ratio can also be expected with the panel tech along with a flicker-free, 250cd/m2 backlight.
The three monitors are also sure to be much more vibrant than TN panels so that we can expect comprehensive sRGB gamut reproduction from the 8-bit modules. We will test this aspect out and its accuracy when a review unit becomes available.
The AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 are all strictly hardcore gaming monitors, so they do come with useful features for the avid player. The products will offer attractive tools such as 1ms MPRT response time, low input lag mode, and crosshair overlays. The monitors will also support backlight strobing. However, the 250cd/m2 limit may prove to be too dim when the mode is active.
FreeSync is also included in the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1’s functionalities with a 48Hz to 144Hz range. LFC support will also be present since the threshold is wide enough. AMD’s VRR tech doesn’t include any premium so that we can expect wallet-friendly pricing from the three offerings.
Thoughts on the AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1
The AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 are valuable additions to the affordable gaming display market. The curved form factors make them attractive for immersive gaming enthusiasts, while the VA panel offers a much more vibrant alternative to the waves of TN-based 144Hz monitors already available.
The AOC C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 will first become available in the UK next month except for the 32-inch variant which will come a month later. Pricing is pegged at 179, 219, and 259 respectively. Availability for the rest of the globe is to be announced, so keep tabs on this page if you are interested.